A scholar disproves the long-held assumption that black names are a recent phenomenon.
To confront colonialism, universities must open their archives and let communities see their pasts, eugenics and all.
The very first scientific horse race poll, which took place 85 years ago, was shrouded in secrecy and may have changed history – even though it was faulty.
The Babylonians' calendar was passed down from civilization to civilization.
Iranian leaders seem eager to use the powerful emotions surrounding his death to coalesce power around the regime. History shows that mass mourning is a powerful way to bring people together.
Centuries' worth of important information is stored on paper – which can decay, burn or get eaten by pests. Peek inside the process of making all that data digital.
Government legislation followed numerous campaigns in the 19th century for Saturday afternoons off.
The 2020s promise to be a decade of mounting strain. But will these years be a story of spiralling decline or triumph over adversity?
Pineapple and celery were the precursors of today’s obsession with kale and avocado toast.
Crisco's main ingredient, cottonseed oil, had a bad rap. So marketers decided to focus on the 'purity' of factory food processing – a successful strategy that other brands would mimic.
Trump's recent comments echo a troubled history of the use of dogs against people of color, as well as pejorative depictions of people of color as animals.
When Stanley Baldwin called an election in December 1923, the outcome was unintended, unexpected and enduring.
What does a recent ruling on a longstanding religious land dispute mean for the future of India?
It's now officially the end of hurricane season, but the rebuilding of the Bahamas continues, slowed by the risks imposed by a history of colonialism and class division.
Largely unknown today, Bourbaki was the last mathematician to master nearly all aspects of the field. There’s just one problem: Bourbaki never existed.
The government has tried to harness a profit-driven drug industry to serve public health before.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
The US president, Donald Trump, has arrived in the UK for a summit of NATO leaders – but it's awkward timing for the British prime minister, Boris Johnson.
Irish Republican, socialist, suffragette and revolutionary, Countess Constance Markievicz was a fearsome politician who was the true first female member of the British parliament.
Attitudes toward single women have repeatedly shifted – and part of that attitude shift is reflected in the names given to unwed women.